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Wei Shi
Rice University
31Publications
8H-index
131Citations
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Scholars have investigated how shareholder activism by institutional investors – organizations that manage money on behalf of clients – directly shapes the actions of firms that are targeted for ac...
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#1Yu Li (UIBE: Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade)H-Index: 3
#2Yan Anthea Zhang (Rice University)H-Index: 3
Last.Wei Shi (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 8
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#1Brian L. Connelly (Rice University)H-Index: 21
#2Wei Shi (Rice University)H-Index: 8
Last.Balaji R. Koka (Rice University)H-Index: 9
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In this study, we theorize about how different types of institutional investors influence firms’ choice of exploration versus exploitation for their joint ventures (JVs). Exploratory JVs engender r...
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#1Wei Shi (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 8
#2Brian L. Connelly (AU: Auburn University)H-Index: 21
Last.Abhinav Gupta (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 6
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#1Wei Shi (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 8
#2Yan Anthea Zhang (Rice University)H-Index: 3
Last.Robert E. Hoskisson (Rice University)H-Index: 59
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This study proposes that CEO-CFO language style matching (LSM)—a form of unconscious verbal mimicry based on function words—can provide insights into social interaction processes between CEOs and CFOs. We argue and empirically verify that high CEO-CFO LSM reflects CFOs’ strong attempts to ingratiate CEOs. Because ingratiation of superiors can lead to the superiors’ positive evaluations of subordinates, CFOs who exhibit higher LSM with CEOs will receive higher compensation and are more likely to ...
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#1Guoli ChenH-Index: 14
Last.Wei ShiH-Index: 8
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We examine how the CEO’s and CFO’s regulatory focus interact to shape the firm’s corporate strategy and what happens in cases where they are misaligned. Making use of micro-data on the promotion focus of CEOs and CFOs and their firms’ corporate strategy announcements, we find that both are important drivers of the firms’ growth-oriented initiatives, and that this impact is amplified if they align. In cases of misalignment, we find that on average CEOs prevail, but this effect depends on CEOs’ po...
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#1Wei ShiH-Index: 8
This study investigates the role of the general counsel (GC) director in firm strategic risk taking. Drawing on role theory, we argue that the presence of GCs as inside directors (GC director) can ...
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#1Wei Shi (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 8
#2Brian L. Connelly (AU: Auburn University)H-Index: 21
Research Summary: Regulatory bodies often wrestle with the thorny question of whether to mandate a governance practice or allow for organic adoption. While mandates afford rapid diffusion, we theorize that they also result in ceremonial adoptions. Leveraging a quasi‐natural experiment, we compare adoption outcomes for a governance practice—lead director adoption—that was mandated by the NYSE but not the NASDAQ. We find that NYSE firms are more likely than NASDAQ firms to have installed a lead di...
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#1Wei ShiH-Index: 8
#2Ruth V. AguileraH-Index: 35
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The last decade has witnessed dramatic shifts in the global corporate governance landscape, giving rise to the emergence of new governance actors and changing roles of existing governance actors. T...
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#1Wei Shi (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 8
#2Seemantini Madhukar Pathak (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 5
Last.Robert E. Hoskisson (Rice University)H-Index: 59
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The importance of workforce diversity has become a salient management concern given that demographic minorities comprise key sources of the workforce and consumers. As a result, some firms created chief diversity officer (CDO) positions to manage workforce diversity. This study takes a multitheoretic approach, drawing upon institutional, resource dependence, and upper echelons theories to explain firms' adoptions of this key position. Using Cox event history analyses based on a sample of S&P 500...
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